IBSAT 2023 Analysis

The IBSAT 2023 complete analysis is now available. Based on the trends and deeply analyzing the IBSAT 2023 Exam, read our analysis curated by our experts. The Computer Based Test lasts for 2 hours, with a good mix of easy to moderate difficulty. Get set to tackle multiple-choice questions covering quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, analytical reasoning, and reading comprehension.
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IBSAT 2023 Exam Details
Particulars
Description
Exam Name
IBSAT i.e. Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT)
Conducting Body
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (Deemed to be university)
Common Name
IBSAT
Level
National
Mode of exam
Proctored home-based Test
Total no. of questions
140 total
Total Campus
9 IBS Campus
MBA Course
IBS Hyderabad, IBS Dehradun, IBS Jaipur
PGDM Course
IBS Pune, IBS Kolkata, IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Mumbai
Marking scheme
No negative marking
Helpline Number
1800-425-55-66-77
IBSAT 2023 exam analysis: key points to know
  •  No sectional timing
  • No  negative marking
  • 30 questions from 4 passages of 500 to 600 words each.
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IBSAT 2023 Overall Analysis
IBSAT Test Section
 Difficulty Level
Verbal Ability
Easy to moderate
Reading Comprehension
Easy
Quantitative Ability
Moderate to Difficult
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Moderate
Total
  Easy to moderate
IBSAT 2023 Section-wise analysis
Verbal Ability
The highest scoring section in IBSAT is Verbal Ability with 50 questions. These questions are based on vocabulary and grammar, and presented in the form of one-word substitution, analogies, cloze tests, etc. The difficulty level of this section is moderate.
Topic
Difficulty Level
Analogies
Moderate
Comprehension of passage
Easy
Context
Easy
contextual usage & English Usage
Moderate
Incorrect words
Easy
Para Jumble
Easy
Punctuation
Easy
Synonyms and Antonyms
Easy
Replace the missing words
Moderate
Sentence completion
Moderate
Grammar & Idioms, etc.
Moderate
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Reading Comprehension
The IBSAT exam includes a distinct section with 30 questions, separate from the Verbal Ability section. Typically, this section features 2-4 reading comprehension (RC) passages, each followed by 6-8 questions. The RC passages have an average length of 500 to 600 words. While the majority of questions directly relate to the passages and their answers can be easily found within the text, some questions require inferring information from the passage.
Questions based on comprehension passages- Easy - Moderate
Quantitative Techniques
This section encompasses a comprehensive blend of various topics in Mathematics. It consists of a total of 30 questions, with a range of difficulty levels from easy to moderate. The QA section in IBSAT showcases admirable proficiency.
Topic
Difficulty Level
Algebra & Geometry
Moderate
Arithmetic Progression
Easy
Co-ordinate Geometry
Moderate
LCM & HCF
Easy
Percentage
Easy
Permutation & Combination
Moderate
Probability
Easy
Profit & Loss
moderate
Quadratic and linear equation
moderate
Time, Speed & Distance, etc.
moderate
MICA
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
This section comprises 30 questions, with a nearly equal distribution between Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation. It primarily focuses on areas like Data Sufficiency, Pie Charts, Lines, Tables, and Graphs.
Topic
Difficulty Level
Bar graphs & Column graphs
Moderate
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Easy
Pie chart
Moderate
Tables
Easy
Venn – diagram
Easy
Conclusion
Overall, the IBSAT 2023 exam was pretty much up to the expectation of the students. Many of the topics were relatively easy, while some required a bit more effort. Keeping in mind the sections, difficulty levels can vary from moderate to hard and hence adequate practice is recommended for all areas. The two most important topics – Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency should be given special attention as they have nearly equal weightage in the exam.
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